List of best-selling albums in China

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This is a list of the best-selling albums in China.

As of 2018, China was the world's 7th largest music market, an increase from being 14th in 2015 and 27th in 2005.[1][2]

Best-selling albums in China[edit]

Legend
pink Physical album
purple Digital album
Rank no. Year of release Album Artist Number of copies sold Ref.
1 2019 Going To Powerfully Burst R1SE 3,051,154 [3]
2 2004 Common Jasmin Orange Jay Chou 2,600,000 [4]
3 2020 Lit Lay 2,562,618 [5]
4 1984 Wandering Cheng Fangyuan 2,000,000 [6]
1985 Childhood
6 2016 Jay Chou's Bedtime Stories Jay Chou 1,984,663 [7]
7 2019 Wow Li Yuchun 1,854,292 [8]
8 2019 Lover Taylor Swift 1,795,954 [9]
9 2014 1989 Taylor Swift 1,703,897 [10]
10 2017 Reputation Taylor Swift 1,697,353 [11]
11 2020 New World Hua Chenyu 1,666,789 [12]
12 1993 I Can Never Understand Your Love Chen Lin 1,500,000 [citation needed]

Best-selling physical albums[edit]

Rank no. Year of release Album Artist Number of copies sold Ref.
1 2004 Common Jasmin Orange Jay Chou 2,600,000 [4]
2 1984 Wandering Cheng Fangyuan 2,000,000 [6]
2 1985 Childhood Cheng Fangyuan 2,000,000 [6]
4 1993 I Can Never Understand Your Love Chen Lin 1,500,000 [citation needed]
5 1997 Titanic James Horner/Celine Dion 1,000,000 [13]
6 1986 A Voice on the Ocean Fei Xiang 1,000,000 [14]
7 2001 Meteor Rain F4 500,000 [15]
7 2007 Against the Light Stefanie Sun 500,000 [16]
7 2004 It's Raining Rain 500,000 [17]
7 1999 Next to Happiness The Flowers 500,000 [18]

Best-selling digital albums[edit]

  • Some foreign artist released their LP as EP in China.

Digital Album (5 tracks or more)[edit]

Rank no. Year of release Album Artist Number of copies sold Ref.
1 2019 Going to Powerfully Burst R1SE 3,040,063 [3]
2 2020 Lit Lay 2,562,618 [5]
3 2018 Don't Mess Up My Tempo Exo 2,181,454 [19]
4 2016 Jay Chou's Bedtime Stories Jay Chou 1,983,912 [7]
5 2019 Wow Li Yuchun 1,845,424 [8]
6 2019 Lover Taylor Swift 1,795,954 [9]
7 2014 1989 Taylor Swift 1,703,897 [10]
8 2017 Reputation Taylor Swift 1,697,353 [11]
9 2020 New World Hua Chenyu 1,666,789 [12]
10 2017 Kwon Ji Yong G-Dragon 1,497,295 [20]
11 2018 To the Nines Nine Percent 1,270,903 [21]
12 2016 Lose Control Lay 1,254,820 [22]
13 2017 Liu Xing Li Yuchun 1,241,661 [23]
14 2018 Namanana Lay 1,165,560 [24]
15 2020 The Album BLACKPINK 1,140,625 [25]
16 2017 Message in a Bottle JJ Lin 1,035,872 [26]
17 2017 Lay 02 Sheep Lay 993,083 [27]
18 2017 No. 13 - A Dancing Van Gogh Stefanie Sun 928,693 [28]
19 2020 Folklore Taylor Swift 906,816 [29]
20 2017 Winter Special Gift Lay 889,092 [30]
21 2017 The War Exo 869,241 [31]
22 2019 Mirrors Jackson Wang 814,915 [32]
23 2020 Changes Justin Bieber 770,813 [33]
24 2019 More Than Forever Nine Percent 750,124 [34][35]
25 2019 The Wind Rocket Girls 101 729,784 [36]
26 2020 The Law of Hard Candy BonBon Girls 303 723,938 [37]
27 2019 Kill This Love BLACKPINK 706,648 [38]
28 2018 L.O.V.E. Eason Chan 615,693 [39][35]
29 2018 Antares Kris Wu 607,046 [40][35]
30 2020 Ge Ge Bu Ru Chen Linong 588,796 [41]
31 2018 Ugly Beauty Jolin Tsai 562,376 [42][35]
32 2019 Map of the Soul: Persona BTS 528,274 [43]

Digital Single/EP (4 tracks or less)[edit]

Rank no. Year of release Single/EP Artist Number of copies sold Ref.
1 2020 Light Xiao Zhan 44,604,872 [44]
2 2019 I Really Want to Love This World Hua Chenyu 21,967,251 [45]
3 2019 No Feelings Wang Yibo 16,907,548 [46][35]
4 2019 Young Cai Xukun 13,942,146 [47]
5 2019 Won't Cry Jay Chou 10,865,095 [48]
6 2020 Mojito Jay Chou 7,726,028 [49]
7 2016 Keep Me By Your Side Eason Chan 5,640,924 [50]
8 2019 Honey Lay 4,766,441 [51]
9 2019 The Story Of Us JJ Lin 3,955,458 [52]
10 2016 Xplore Lu Han 3,663,195 [53]
11 2019 Π-volume.1 Lu Han 3,477,798 [54]
12 2016 Ye (first EP of Growing Wild) Li Yuchun 3,417,734 [55]
13 2015 Reloaded Lu Han 3,358,873 [56]
14 2018 Song For You Roy Wang 3,263,956 [57]
15 2017 6 Kris Wu 3,211,294 [58]
16 2019 The Winter Light Zhu Zhengting 3,075,746 [59]
17 2020 How You Like That BLACKPINK 3,008,531 [60]
18 2020 Π-volume.3 Lu Han 2,867,540 [61]
19 2019 A Half is Me Chen Linong 2,847,834 [62]
20 2016 MADE Big Bang 2,816,689 [63]
21 2018 Hard Road Justin 2,779,107 [64][35]
22 2018 I'm Here Fan Chengcheng 2,779,059 [65][35]
23 2017 Venture Lu Han 2,607,446 [66]
24 2018 Flower Road Big Bang 2,573,508 [67]
25 2017 I Lu Han 2,433,709 [68]
26 2019 Jiang Meng Meiqi 2,422,318 [69]
27 2019 Yu Zhen Zhang Yunlei 2,369,878 [70]
28 2019 Imperfect Love Lin Yanjun 2,339,453 [71][35]
29 2018 Collide Rocket Girls 101 2,235,016 [72]
30 2018 I'm Yours Chen Linong 2,119,311 [73][35]
31 2019 Chapter Z Zhu Zhengting 1,973,106 [74][35]
32 2019 Competitor Lin Yanjun 1,938,745 [75][35]
33 2017 Imagination Lu Han 1,848,529 [76]
34 2020 Testing Kris Wu 1,710,372 [77]
35 2016 I Don't Wanna Live Forever Zayn & Taylor Swift 1,571,006 [78]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Music Report 2019: Annual State of the Industry" (PDF). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  2. ^ "RIAJ: Yearbook 2007, IFPI 2005 Report (Page 24)" (PDF). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 15, 2007. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  3. ^ a b ""Going To Powerfully Burst"-R1SE sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Fung, Anthony (2008). Western style, Chinese Pop: Jay Chou's Rap and Hip-Hop in China. pp. 69–80. Retrieved March 19, 2017. In China the official figure reached 2.6 million units, a stunning figure that no other Chinese artist has attained.
  5. ^ a b ""LIT"-Lay sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c Reference for sales: Reference for album titles and release dates:
  7. ^ a b ""Jay Chou's Bedtime Stories"-Jay Chou sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  8. ^ a b ""Wow"-Li Yuchun sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  9. ^ a b ""Lover"-Taylor Swift sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  10. ^ a b ""1989"-Taylor Swift sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  11. ^ a b ""Reputation"-Taylor Swift sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  12. ^ a b ""New World"-Hua Chenyu sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  13. ^ White, Adam (June 20, 1998). "Billboard Vol. 110, No. 25". Billboard. Retrieved March 19, 2017. The Sony Classical soundtrack album to the movie is now reported to have sold more than 1 million legitimate copies in the People's Republic of China
  14. ^ "中国唱片销量最高的十大歌手, 张学友只排第二,她第一销量".
  15. ^ Pomfret, John (June 10, 2002). "Band Hits Sour Note in China". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 19, 2017. Within five months, meanwhile, Sony had sold 500,000 copies of the "Meteor Rain" album and estimated that another 5 million pirated versions had flooded the market.
  16. ^ Tan, Kevin (2012). Suryadinata, Leo (ed.). Southeast Asian Personalities of Chinese Descent: A Biographical Dictionary, Volume I & II. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. p. 1020. Retrieved March 19, 2017. over 500,000 copies in China in the first week
  17. ^ "Korean Culture No. 2: K-pop Beyond Asia". Korean Culture and Information Service. 2015. p. 42. Retrieved 2017-07-23. Total sales of Rain's new album throughout Asia reached over one million: 100,000 in Japan, 500,000 in China, 70,000 in Taiwan, 150,000 in Thailand, 50,000 in Indonesia, and 154,000 in Korea… Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  18. ^ Far Eastern Economic Review (May 23, 2003). "Chinese aim to build a great wall of sound". The Guardian. Retrieved March 19, 2017.
  19. ^ Don't Mess Up My Tempo-Exo sales of all versions on China's different music platforms:
  20. ^ ""Kwon Ji Yong"-G-Dragon sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  21. ^ ""To the Nines"-Nine Percent". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  22. ^ Lose Control-Lay sales on China's different music platforms:
  23. ^ ""Liu Xing"-Li Yuchun sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  24. ^ ""Namanana"-Lay sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  25. ^ ""The Album"- BLACKPINK sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  26. ^ ""Message in a Bottle"-JJ Lin sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  27. ^ ""Lay 02 Sheep"-Lay sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  28. ^ No. 13 - A Dancing Van Gogh-Stefanie Sun sales on China's different music platforms:
  29. ^ ""folklore"-Taylor Swift sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  30. ^ ""Winter Special Gift"-Lay sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  31. ^ The War-Exo sales of all versions on Xiami:
  32. ^ ""Mirrors"-Jackson Wang sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  33. ^ ""Changes"-Justin Bieber sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  34. ^ ""More Than Forever"-Nine Percent sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  35. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Album sales on Migu" (in Chinese). April 16, 2020.
  36. ^ ""The Wind"-Rocket Girls 101 sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  37. ^ ""The Law of Hard Candy"-BonBon Girls 303 sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  38. ^ ""Kill This Love"-BLACKPINK sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  39. ^ L.O.V.E.-Eason Chan sales on China's different music platforms:
  40. ^ Antares-Kris Wu sales on China's different music platforms:
  41. ^ ""Ge Ge Ru Bu"-Chen Linong sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  42. ^ ""Ugly Beauty"-Jolin Tsai sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  43. ^ ""Map of the Soul: Persona"-BTS sales". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  44. ^ ""Light"-Xiao Zhan". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  45. ^ ""I Really Want to Love This World"-Hua Chenyu". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  46. ^ ""No Feelings"-Wang Yibo". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  47. ^ ""Young"-Cai Xukun". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  48. ^ ""Won't Cry"-Jay Chou". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  49. ^ ""Mojito"-Jay Chou". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  50. ^ Keep Me By Your Side-Eason Chan sales on China's different music platforms:
  51. ^ ""Honey"-Lay". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  52. ^ ""The Story Of Us"-JJ Lin". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  53. ^ ""Xplore"-Lu Han". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  54. ^ ""Π-volume.1"-Lu Han". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  55. ^ ""Ye"-Li Yuchun". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  56. ^ ""Reloaded"-Lu Han". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  57. ^ ""Song For You"-Roy Wang". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  58. ^ ""6"-Kris Wu". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  59. ^ ""The Winter Light"-Zhu Zhengting". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  60. ^ ""How You Like That"-BLACKPINK". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  61. ^ ""Π-volume.3"-Lu Han". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  62. ^ ""A Half is Me"-Chen Linong". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  63. ^ ""MADE"-Big Bang". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  64. ^ ""Hard Road"-Justin". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  65. ^ ""I'm Here"-Fan Chengcheng". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  66. ^ ""Venture"-Lu Han". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  67. ^ ""Flower Road"-Big Bang". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  68. ^ ""I"-Lu Han". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  69. ^ ""Jiang"-Meng Meiqi". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  70. ^ ""Yu Zhen"-Zhang Yunlei". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  71. ^ ""Imperfect Love"-Lin Yanjun". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  72. ^ ""Collide"-Rocket Girls 101". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  73. ^ ""I'm Yours"-Chen Linong". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  74. ^ ""Chapter Z"-Zhu Zhengting". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  75. ^ ""Competitor"-Lin Yanjun". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.
  76. ^ ""Imagination"-Lu Han". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 16, 2020.
  77. ^ ""TESTING"-Kris Wu". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  78. ^ ""I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)"-ZAYN/Taylor Swift". saoju.net (in Chinese). Retrieved July 30, 2020.